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PARC CELEBRATES 20 YEARS!
Mayor Rogero, City officials, board members and supporters of Knoxville's Police Advisory and Review Committee (PARC) will gather to mark the 20th anniversary of the initiative to improve relations between residents and the Knoxville Police Department.

Friday, Sept. 21, 2018 at 4 p.m. in the Small Assembly Room in the City County Building at 400 Main St.

PARC is the longest continuously running citizen-run police advisory board in Tennessee, comprising seven volunteers served by a full-time executive director who is hired by the Mayor and approved by the committee. PARC provides an independent review of police activity and makes recommendations to the Chief of Police.




PARC logoThe purpose of the Police Advisory and Review Committee (PARC) is to strengthen the relationship between the members of the Knoxville Police Department and the citizens they serve through an independent review of police actions.

PARC reviews incidents involving police action following the conclusion of the Internal Affairs investigations. Citizens can either register formal or anonymous complaints with PARC's executive director.

Pursuant to City Ordinance 0-194-01, PARC has the power to receive, investigate, hear cases, make findings on complaints and to disclose those findings to the Mayor and the KPD Chief of Police.

For information on how to file a complaint, click here. Need help? Please call PARC Executive Director Clarence Vaughn at 865-215-3869 or 865-679-2987.


APPOINTMENT OF PARC MEMBERS

This committee consists of seven members. Members must posses a reputation for fairness, integrity and responsibility and have demonstrated an active interest in public affairs and service, be qualified to vote in Knox County and not be a current employee of any governmental body except those employed in the field of education.

Members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by Council. Terms are for a three-year period. Members cannot serve more than two consecutive terms.

The Committee has hired an Executive Director who is a full-time employee of PARC. The Executive Director may have additional staff members, as needed.


MEETINGS SCHEDULE

The Board meets quarterly at 6 p.m.  Locations vary per meeting.  Please call the Police Advisory & Review Committee Office at 865-215-3869 for the next meeting date and location or check the City's Event Calendar.


COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP
Click here to view current committee membership and to check for opportunities to serve on this committee.